automagic rpm changes in grub.conf

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Sun Nov 11 17:23:53 UTC 2007

Christoph Höger wrote:
> John Summerfield schrieb:
>> Christoph Höger wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I subscribed to this mailinglist yesterday (found nothing in the latest
>>> archives and google) so all I got so far was your advice and mikkel
>>> asking for my grub.conf. I would appreciate if you have any other hints
>>> left.
>> I thought you said you found the problem. Now I'm confused.
> Well, I hope, I found it. I have to wait for a new kernel to test ;).
> If it was the kernel-xen line it's worth a bug report.
> If not, I have an other problem.
What you will find is that once you say you think you have found the
problem, or someone else on the list give what is probably the
answer, that you will not get many more response until you post the
results of your test. A big part of this is that we don't want to
overload you with different things to try, as well as avoiding
giving the same advice 20 times.

There are a couple of other factors involved. It may be some time
between your posting, and your message getting read. This is
especially true on weekends and in cases like this, were there has
just been a new version released. The people on this list are not
payed to be here, and for the most part, are here in their spare
time. In this case, between the time I asked for your grub.conf, and
the time I read your post, John had given you a good answer to your
problem, so there was not need to respond. This is fairly normal on
the list. A lot of troubleshooting ends up being a team effort.
Sometimes the questions asked when trying to solve a problem lead to
the discovery that the problem was not what the original poster (OP)
thought it was.

Sometimes answers posted to a problem are widely off the mark - you
have to learn who is worth listening to. You will sometimes get
sarcastic answers to your questions. Personally, I think answers
that teach you how to find the answers to your problem, or teach you
something, instead of just giving you the answer are the best answers.

Another thing to watch out for is that because Fedora is not
targeted at new Linux users, there is a certain level of
competence/knowledge that is assumed. So if you get an answer that
you do not understand, or contains terms or commands you do not
understand, be sure you ask about them. Do not assume because you
understand part of the answer, that terms you do not understand are
not important.

I normally would not be so long-winded, but your post indicated to
me that you do not understand how this list works. If I am wrong, I
apologize for going over things you already know. In that case, I
can only hope that this helps others that are new to the list.


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for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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